25 September 2018
The Global Center on Cooperative Security, the Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism (Prevention Project) and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) hosted a side-event on “Enhancing Global-Local Cooperation in Multi-Disciplinary P/CVE Efforts” during the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly. The 25 September event was informed by a closed-door experts’ workshop held the previous day. The experts’ recommendations on how to strengthen multi-disciplinary P/CVE efforts and collaboration between national and local actors to enable more innovative, locally-owned solutions to emerge global stakeholders were presented at the conclusion of the side-event. They are available here.
Participants in the side-event included representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs), sub-national authorities, local police, researchers, as well as officials from national governments and the United Nations. The discussions focused on key ingredients and barriers to a) successful multi-disciplinary and other locally-led P/CVE approaches; b) national and sub-national governments facilitating more locally-led P/CVE innovations; and c) strengthening collaboration between national and local and other sub-national stakeholders.